At the start of each new year, we take time as a business to reflect on the past year and all of its wins and shortfalls. Naturally, each year we face new challenges that stretch and sharpen us as a business. At the same time, we are always thankful to look back at the graphs and continue to see year-over-year growth, even when some years the growth seems incremental.
As we look back on 2018, we can’t help but be proud of everything we accomplished as a team. When we started 2018, we were coming out of one of the slowest years of growth in The Squad’s history. But 2017 had also been an integral year for the development of our leadership, the development of our Core Values, and the upgrade of our workspace. So we kicked-off 2018 by setting some strategic, yet audacious goals and buckled up for the challenges ahead.
And wow – 2018 did not disappoint. In the whirlwind year, we made leaps and bounds, nearly doubling our team in size, plowing through goals before Fall even came around, and giving back to the community like never before.
It was a monumental year here at The Squad! To capture all of the gains we made, we rounded-up all the records, stats, and fun facts in an infographic that you should really check out below. Here are some of the highlights:
- 26 new partner clients 😲
- 8 new team members (looking at you Spencer, Kevin, Marshall, Emily, Kacie, and Jasmine)
- 4 service projects
- 1 new office
- 4,353 cups of coffee
The list – literally – goes on. There are so many more exciting wins from 2018 that you should just check out the infographic for yourself.
Gearing up for business growth in 2019
We hope these stats have got you thinking about all of the things you accomplished in 2018. Just picture everyone at The Squad putting on their party hats and pulling out the noisemakers to celebrate with you!
As we head into 2019, we’re excited for everything this next year holds. It won’t be without its challenges and setbacks, but we’re on a path for continued growth. Our team has already grown by 2 and we know new team members are in our future. We’ve also set our sights on new horizons in Charlotte, NC (Bryce touched on it a little in a recent blog and we guarantee there will be more to share in the coming weeks).
We are incredibly thankful for all of the clients, partners, vendors, and supporters who helped make our growth possible in 2018 and who are headed into 2019 with us! There are exciting times ahead!
For those who weren’t a part of our story in 2018 – whether you’ve been watching us from a distance or you’ve only recently come to know of The Squad – we’d love to hear about your 2018 story and where you’re headed in 2019.
If you’re looking for a new workplace to call home and you’ve got the talent and drive to be another Passionate Storyteller, Creative Problem Solver, Strategic Doer, and Servant Leader on our team, then drop us your resumé, tell us your story, and share some of your aspirations.
If you’re a business owner with your sights set on growth in 2019 and beyond, then it’s time we talk. We want to hear about your business development goals for 2019! Our team is dedicated to telling your story to grow your business by taking a long-term strategic approach to your marketing. We want to be there to help you achieve your goals this quarter, this year, and for the next 10 years. Let us buy you coffee and we’ll talk about how your goals and our team can make an unstoppable pair.